Articles about Twitter

Twitter is an American microblogging-style social networking platform where users can post messages called "tweets" and interact with the community by liking, retweeting, and sharing tweets. Users who haven't signed up can only read tweets and not interact with them. Interestingly, prior to April 2020, Twitter could also be accessed via SMS. Now, it is a mobile-centric application that can be accessed on a website as well. It is called a microblogging platform because the length of tweets was originally restricted to 140 characters. In 2017, the limit was doubled to 280 characters. Time-limited audio and video tweets can also be posted. Further, Twitter has earned notoriety as a microblogging service because most tweets are written by a small minority of users. As of 2019, Twitter boasted 330 million monthly active users. Following the viral success of the audio-based social networking app Clubhouse, Twitter launched a rival service known as Twitter Spaces where users could create audio-based discussion rooms called "spaces". In this format, the host and few speakers can host discussions and address several listeners. Monetization options for creators are also available on Spaces and the Twitter app.

Facebook, Twitter being increasingly used to spread political propaganda

21 Jun 2017

Technology
Facebook, Twitter being increasingly used to spread political propaganda

In social media, truth takes a back seat and propaganda rules; it's not a random observation but the summation of a detailed study made by Oxford Internet Institute's Computational Propaganda Research Project.

Two-factor authentication: Protect your online accounts against hackers

19 Jun 2017

Technology
Two-factor authentication: Protect your online accounts against hackers

Considering the fact that every second one or more accounts are getting hacked across the world, a little bit of precaution won't hurt.

Amazon secures patent to prevent online price comparison in stores

16 Jun 2017

Technology
Amazon secures patent to prevent online price comparison in stores

After recently launching its physical retail stores, Amazon has been granted a patent that will prevent consumers from using the in-store Wi-Fi to check product price listings online.

New COVFEFE Act seeks to preserve Trump's tweets as presidential-records

13 Jun 2017

World
New COVFEFE Act seeks to preserve Trump's tweets as presidential-records

Last month, President Donald Trump tweeted a misspelled word that just might make its way to America's law books… That's if one witty Democratic lawmaker has his way.

Trump is against freedom of speech, says USA rights institute

08 Jun 2017

World
Trump is against freedom of speech, says USA rights institute

What does a tyrant and Trump have in common? Well, they have been both accused of curbing the voice of their people.

MakeMyTrip trolled for co-founder's tweet on beef

01 Jun 2017

India
MakeMyTrip trolled for co-founder's tweet on beef

MakeMyTrip has come under attack after a co-founder protested the Centre's laws on cattle slaughter.

#FunnyTake: India's loss due to cattle ban can be solved

31 May 2017

Entertainment
#FunnyTake: India's loss due to cattle ban can be solved

Indian economy is going to take a big hit with the ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter; as reports say, India exported around Rs. 26,000cr worth buffalo meat and Rs. 35,000cr worth leather and leather products last year.

Abhijeet's new Twitter account suspended a day after his comeback

30 May 2017

Entertainment
Abhijeet's new Twitter account suspended a day after his comeback

A day after Abhijeet Bhattacharya made a new account after his original was suspended, Twitter has blocked it again.

Democracy is upheld by its people, not Twitter rants

28 May 2017

Entertainment
Democracy is upheld by its people, not Twitter rants

A person walks up to the stage and says, "For the next five minutes I am going to make a joke that is non-political, non-offensive, constructive, has no expletives and will have nothing that creates controversy," after five minutes of pin drop silence, he looks at the audience and says, "I hope you liked the joke."

Maharashtra CM's chopper crash lands in Latur

25 May 2017

India
Maharashtra CM's chopper crash lands in Latur

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had a close call when his chopper crash landed in Maharashtra. The incident took place at Nilanga in Latur, Maharashtra.

Sonu Nigam quits Twitter over 'one-sided sham'

24 May 2017

Entertainment
Sonu Nigam quits Twitter over 'one-sided sham'

Complaining about media, trolling and "so much venom" on Twitter, Sonu Nigam signed off from the social networking site on May 24.

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account suspended for offensive tweets

24 May 2017

Entertainment
Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account suspended for offensive tweets

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account was suspended by the micro-blogging website after he wrote a string of offensive tweets against women.

Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore passes away

23 May 2017

World
Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore passes away

Sir Roger Moore, the former James Bond star died after battling with cancer at the age of 89, in Switzerland.

Twitter boss apologizes for Trump's win

21 May 2017

World
Twitter boss apologizes for Trump's win

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams apologized for the role his company reportedly played during the US presidential elections, which ended with Donald Trump's victory.

Shilpa Shetty and her husband get anticipatory bail

21 May 2017

Entertainment
Shilpa Shetty and her husband get anticipatory bail

Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra were granted bail by the Thane Additional Sessions Court.

Sania Mirza promotes OnePlus on Twitter, gets trolled!

20 May 2017

Entertainment
Sania Mirza promotes OnePlus on Twitter, gets trolled!

Sania Mirza recently tweeted about OnePlus 3T to create buzz saying she's been using it for few months and totally loves it.

Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai Take 2, a standing ovation is needed

17 May 2017

Entertainment
Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai Take 2, a standing ovation is needed

We understood the value of Dekh Bhai Dekh, Srimaan Srimaati, Tu Tu Mein Mein, Hum log, Khichdi, Just Mohabbat, Wagle ki Duniya, as serials like Naagin, Diya aur Baati Hum, Dil Bole Oberoi, Balikaa Vadhu, Tapki Pyaar ki, Dhaii Kilo Prem started parading on our television screens.

Twitter, nuggets and an important lesson in social media marketing

10 May 2017

Technology
Twitter, nuggets and an important lesson in social media marketing

Love should have aspirations; it should perform miracles, walk the extra mile and break an impossible Twitter record to let the world know how much one loves chicken nuggets.

Twitter down or not working?

05 May 2017

Technology
Twitter down or not working?

Twitter seemed to have gone offline today for a few hours, the services have now been restored.

Dear Arnab, the Republic of India doesn't need a messiah

05 May 2017

Business
Dear Arnab, the Republic of India doesn't need a messiah

Come 6th May and it doesn't matter if the nation wants or doesn't want to know, Arnab Goswami will resurface from his long sabbatical to tell the nation, what he thinks that the nation should know.

Sonu Nigam controversy:HC says azaan, not loudspeakers integral to Islam

03 May 2017

Entertainment
Sonu Nigam controversy:HC says azaan, not loudspeakers integral to Islam

The Punjab and Haryana High Court said despite of Azaan being an integral part of Islam, it need not necessarily be played on loudspeakers.

Twitter allies with Bloomberg, to bring dedicated news service

01 May 2017

Business
Twitter allies with Bloomberg, to bring dedicated news service

It's a very common practice among users to post a series of tweets while watching a match or participating in an event.

Arnab and TOI, what if the nation doesn't care?

30 Apr 2017

Entertainment
Arnab and TOI, what if the nation doesn't care?

Arnab Goswami is back from sabbatical with a marketing campaign that includes, "The nation (still) wants to know" ruffling TOI's feathers.

FIR against Shilpa Shetty Kundra and husband for cheating

28 Apr 2017

Entertainment
FIR against Shilpa Shetty Kundra and husband for cheating

A FIR was registered in Thane's Bhiwandi police station against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra in a cheating case.

Harbhajan Singh lashes out at racist Jet Airways pilot

26 Apr 2017

India
Harbhajan Singh lashes out at racist Jet Airways pilot

Off spinner Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter lambasting a Jet Airways pilot for manhandling a female passenger and hurling racist abuses at her and her physically-challenged friend.

Nigam's tweet aggressive, but azaan's loudness displays insecurity: Saif Ali

24 Apr 2017

Entertainment
Nigam's tweet aggressive, but azaan's loudness displays insecurity: Saif Ali

Acknowledging he found Sonu Nigam's tweet a little "aggressive" initially, Saif Ali Khan said the loud sound of azaan displays "insecurity".

Twitter hacking for a living, legally

23 Apr 2017

Technology
Twitter hacking for a living, legally

If you think hacking could only put someone in jail then you may have misjudged the potentials of a hacker.

BBC says no noise near Sonu's apartment, Quint disagrees

22 Apr 2017

Entertainment
BBC says no noise near Sonu's apartment, Quint disagrees

While Sonu Nigam's tweets did stir a controversy, BBC chimed in by saying that when they sent their reporter to Nigam's residence she had stated that there was "no audible sounds of azaan".

Petroleum Ministry considering home-delivery of fuel

21 Apr 2017

India
Petroleum Ministry considering home-delivery of fuel

Taking to Twitter, the Ministry of Petroleum stated that the government is considering a plan for the home delivery of petroleum products if consumers make a pre-booking.

'Fuck off back to India': Irish woman goes on rant

20 Apr 2017

World
'Fuck off back to India': Irish woman goes on rant

An Irish woman's abusive rant was posted on Twitter and has gone viral, in which she is heard calling fellow train passengers a "disgrace" and telling them to "fuck off back to India".

Complaint against Sonu Nigam over tweet

20 Apr 2017

Entertainment
Complaint against Sonu Nigam over tweet

A religious leader from Aurangabad has filed a complaint with the local police over Sonu Nigam's tweet about the use of loud speakers during prayers.

Sonu Nigam shaves head over Rs. 10 lakh fatwa

19 Apr 2017

Entertainment
Sonu Nigam shaves head over Rs. 10 lakh fatwa

In response to a fatwa issued by a Kolkata-based cleric who offered Rs. 10 lakh to anyone who shaves Sonu Nigam's head, the singer shaved his own head on live television, to claim the reward.

EVM tampering: Cabinet clears proposal for new VVPAT machines

19 Apr 2017

India
EVM tampering: Cabinet clears proposal for new VVPAT machines

Amid several allegations of EVM tampering, the Union Cabinet has cleared the Election Commission's proposal to buy Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.

World Heritage Day 2017: Millions pay tribute to their monuments

18 Apr 2017

World
World Heritage Day 2017: Millions pay tribute to their monuments

On the occasion of the World Heritage Day being celebrated on April 18, people all over celebrated their heritage and paid tributes to monuments on Twitter.

EC issues reminder to govt for VVPATs

17 Apr 2017

India
EC issues reminder to govt for VVPATs

The Election Commission has issued a fresh reminder to the Centre to sanction funds for the procurement of voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) systems in time for the 2019 General Elections.

Sonu Nigam creates controversy after protesting 'azaan'

17 Apr 2017

Entertainment
Sonu Nigam creates controversy after protesting 'azaan'

Singer Sonu Nigam created a controversy when he took to Twitter to complain about being woken up due to a nearby mosque's azaan.

Twitter India launches Lite for weak connectivity

07 Apr 2017

Business
Twitter India launches Lite for weak connectivity

Twitter on April 6 launched Twitter Lite in India in collaboration with Vodafone, a platform specially designed for regions where connectivity is poor.

Twitter relaxes 140-character limit for replies

01 Apr 2017

Business
Twitter relaxes 140-character limit for replies

Twitter has found a way to ease the 140 character limit for replying to tweets. Twitter has now excluded usernames from the character count for replies.

Twitter considers paid membership option for select users

24 Mar 2017

Business
Twitter considers paid membership option for select users

Certain users might soon be able to access enhanced services on Twitter through a paid membership option it is considering.

Now, Facebook introduces Snapchat like Stories

18 Mar 2017

Technology
Now, Facebook introduces Snapchat like Stories

Facebook has begun selectively rolling out a new feature called Facebook Stories, which allows users to put photos on the mobile app, which disappear after 24 hours.

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